The 8th Annual LZ Area Taste of the Towns
Sunday, August 24, 2014
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lake Zurich’s Paulus Park
200 S. Rand Road

The “Taste” event has grown to become one of the Lake Zurich area’s most popular events with families and friends attending annually.  The event focus is on the food and beverage vendors who feature “tastes” of their signature items.  In the past, attendees have enjoyed tastes from local gourmet  businesses like Julio’s Latin Café, Biaggi’s, and On Occasion Catering & Events and beverages from vendors like d’Vine Wine & Gifts, Binny’s Beverage Depot, Trader Joe’s, and many more.  This community event showcases area food and beverage outlets focusing on quality, not quantity.

In addition to the featured food and beverages, attendees enjoy many free family activities and musical entertainment including “Paint the Car” provided by Casten Auto Body, Climbing Wall provided by Foglia YMCA, Pitching competitions by Go Hardball Training Academy, arts & crafts activities for kids by local daycare facilities, dance from Trilogy School of Performing Arts, and music throughout the event.

Entrance to the park is free, so all park goers are welcome to enjoy the entertainment and family activities.  Those interested in enjoying the many “Tastes” of food and beverages must purchase a Tasting Menu.  Tasting Menus allows attendees to receive one “Taste” of food and/or beverage from every vendor.  Tasting Menus are limited and can be purchased in advance of the event for a discounted rate.  Last year the menus sold out so pre-purchase your menus to assure your spot! Tasting Menus can be purchased on line by clicking on the following link:  PURCHASE TASTING MENUS.

The annual Taste of the Towns is a great opportunity to bring family, friends, and neighbors together for tasting the foods you always wanted to try, and enjoy live entertainment and family activities in beautiful Paulus Park.  Think of it as Taste of Chicago without the parking hassles and exorbitant costs.  Great time for families, friends and neighbors to get together – bring chairs, blankets and your appetite!

Proceeds from the event help to fund programs and services provided by the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce, like the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

Bacchus Nibbles
Beelows Steakhouse

Biaggi’s Restaurant Italiano

Chasers Sports Bar & Grill
Copper Fiddle Distillery
Couture Cupcake Cafe
d’Vine Wine & Gifts

Eduardo’s Catering
Enzo & Lucia Restorante
Fresh Market
My Flavor It! Place
On Occasion Catering & Events
Orchard Prime Meats
Redd Hots
Scoreboard Bar & Grill
Trader Joe’s


Wristband Sponsor:
State Representative Ed Sullivan, Jr
Adult “Sippy” Cup Sponsors: 

Grooms Insurance Logo 320 x 75

Diamond Dental Logo


Tasting Menu Sponsors:
Lake County Representative Craig Taylor
Susan E. Kamman & Associates
Beverage Tent Sponsors:
Businesswomen Connected
Children’s Activities Sponsors:
Casten Body Shop
Go Hardball Training Academy
Bright Horizons at Kemper
Entertainment Sponsors:
Avalon Salon & Day Spa
Lake County Representative Craig Taylor
Trilogy School of Performing Arts
Table Sponsors:
Sport Clips
T-Shirt Sponsors:
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Avalon Salon & Day Spa
Barrington Bank & Trust
Cornerstone National Bank & Trust
Daily Herald
Grooms Insurance
Inland Bank
Pioneer Press
Melon Ink Screenprint, Embroidery, Promotions
Friends Sponsors:
Chris Geimer Design
Foglia YMCA
Hawthorn Woods Family Dental Care
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Interface Financial Group
Kemper Lakes Golf Club
Mindful Mix
Pat Muir Agency
Pathmann Construction Management
PMG Wealth Management
BHHS Starck Real Estate/Gy Sathe
R-H Insurance Group
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